Concours

2014 – Jardin du Québec à Qingdao (Chine)

13 July 2012 — 31 October 2014

  • Description

    In partnership with Quebec’s Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur, CUPUM issued a call for design proposals for a garden representative of Quebec, to be exhibited at the 2014 International Horticultural Exposition in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China.

    This initiative followed Quebec’s prominence at the 8th International Garden Expo in Chongqing, China (September 2011) with "Portage," a garden project directed by Quebecois landscape architect Sébastien Breton.

    The mandate for this landscape architecture competition is to create a contemporary garden for the International Horticultural Exhibition in Qingdao. Under the theme "From the earth, for the Earth," the exhibition will be held from April to October 2014 with an expected attendance of close to 12 million visitors. The exhibition area covers 241 hectares, 15.6 hectares of which are water surfaces. The International Zone will showcase 36 gardens, which will include Quebec’s contribution.

    The vision for the garden of Quebec is a creation of contemporary expression, conveying a unique experience (evocative, multi-sensory, etc.), expressing a narrative. The garden design should be an expression of meanings and forms for Chinese and international visitors aware of new trends in creating contemporary gardens throughout the world.


    Objectives of the competition

    Quebec’s presence at the International Horticultural Exposition in Qingdao is a unique opportunity to:

    • Enhance creativity in the field of contemporary art in landscape and gardens;

    • Showcase young professional talents in landscape architecture internationally.
       

  • Propositions

    Qingdao - Shandong (Zhong Guo)

    La Flotte

    • Catherine Blain
    • Valéry Simard

    Extrait de la proposition

    « Ce jardin se veut l’interprétation ludique d’une problématique environnementale d’échelle mondiale: éventuellement, la hausse du niveau des mers induite par le réchauffement climatique métamorphosera les paysages actuels. En réponse à cette prémisse de possible submersion, La flotte profite de la tribune internationale du jardin de Quindao pour offrir un exercice d’entrainement aquatique aux visiteurs, et ce, dans un environnement inspiré des paysages québécois. »

    Catherine Blain et Valéry Simard, finissantes du baccalauréat en architecture de paysage de l’Université de Montréal, sont lauréates du concours pour leur proposition intitulée «La Flotte».

    Awards

    • Exposition internationale horticole de Qingdao, Chine (Lauréates)
  • Team

    Jury
    • Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec
      Professor Emeritus École d’urbanisme et d’architecture de paysage / Associate Researcher UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape (CUPUM) / Membre fondateur UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape (CUPUM) / Chair of Landscape and Environment (CPEUM)
    • Sébastien Breton
      Landscape Architect Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec (AAPQ) / Landscape Architect Atelier 3B
    • Paula Meijerink
      University of Montreal
    • Mélanie Mignault
      Landscape Architect Agence NIP paysage
    Participants
    • Catherine Blain
      Student University of Montreal / Student School of Landscape Architecture
    • Valéry Simard
      Student University of Montreal / Student School of Landscape Architecture
    Research Agent
    • Patrick Marmen
      Chargée de cours École d’urbanisme et d’architecture de paysage / Chargé de formation pratique École d’urbanisme et d’architecture de paysage / Research Agent Chair of Landscape and Environment (CPEUM)
  • Issues

  • Awards

    • Exposition internationale horticole de Qingdao, Chine (Lauréates)
  • Complementary resources

  • Partners

    Other partners

    • UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape (CUPUM)
    • Ministère des Relation internationales du Québec (MRI)
  • Gallery